Benji Tunnell: 'Transformers' reaches new level of terrible filmmaking
Then there's "Transformers: Age of Extinction," a film so bereft of originality, spontaneity and life that one would assume its creator must be a talentless hack. That's when you remember that it was directed by Michael Bay.
Marta Churchwell: Crystal Bridges' coup makes art world cry foul
I find Eastern art snobs insufferable. I have little patience for their pretentious eyebrow-raising over anything unworthy of their refined tastes.
Jeremiah Tucker: Power pop plays perfectly for Fourth of July
One of the best bits from the long-running -- and sadly now defunct -- "Best Show on WFMU" with Tom Scharpling was the character Power Pop Pop Pop. The independent call-in and comedy radio show explored this menacing, Godfather-like figure of the power pop community via one of his minions, played by the brilliant indie rock drummer and comedian Jon Wurster.
Joe Hadsall: Found-footage tornado movie may be terrifying
Funny how all it takes is one little thing to bring back the full onslaught of tornado-related dread, desolation and depression. This time, it was a movie trailer.
Aisha Sultan: Study shows popular kids peak too early
It was, of course, a popular mean girl who made my life miserable in middle school.
Sarah Coyne: Adults should respect kids' decisions like their own
The wind whipped her hair into a frenzy of ribbons and knots. She gripped the handrails at the bow of the boat, bouncing in the wake and smiling as wide as the lake before her.
Sweet summer: Candy factory opens floor for tours, tasting
When family from Kansas City came to visit Christy Albertson in her family's Webb City home, she wanted to find something entertaining for five kids.
Cheryle Finley: Plenty of opinions exist about dips
Unlike the dip Sarah called me or the one being taken by lots of folks in their pools, let's talk about the dip in the refrigerator we associate with appetizers.
Plants pull double-duty
July in Missouri never fails to live up to our expectations when it comes to heat and humidity. Regardless of how we humans feel about it; mosquitoes love it. It’s their favorite time of year.
Rich Brown: Church, pastor celebrate 45 years of service together
In 1969, John Newberry went door-to-door seeking members for a new church in Joplin. He found enough, and Bethel Baptist Church took root.
- More Lifestyles Headlines
- Benji Tunnell: 'Transformers' reaches new level of terrible filmmaking